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Eleanor of Brittany

生日 (57)
出生地 France
逝世 1241年8月10日 (57)
Bristol Castle, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
葬于 Amesbury Convent,Wiltshire

Geoffrey II, duke of BrittanyConstance, duchess of Brittany之女
Matilda; Arthur, duke of BrittanyJufré I de Loaisa的姐妹
Catherine de Thouars, dame d'AubignéAlix de Thouars的异母(或异父)姐妹

管理员 Shirley Marie Caulk

About Eleanor of Brittany

Eleanor the "Fair Maid of Brittany" (c. 1184 – 10 August 1241) was the daughter of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. Upon the death of Richard I of England, a power struggle commenced between her younger brother Arthur I, Duke of Brittany and King John of England. At the Battle of Mirebeau, Arthur, Eleanor, and Arthur's knights were captured. Eleanor was imprisoned at Corfe Castle. Her brother Arthur was murdered.

Although she had (by modern standards) a better claim to the throne than the children of John, she was passed over, still captive, in favour of Henry III, John's son, who was crowned in 1216.

Eldest daughter of duchess Constance, she may have been recognized duchess of Brittany after the death of her brother Arthur. Instead of that, the breton barons fearing John Lackland's claims to rule Brittany in representation of Eleanor's rights, her younger sister Aelis/Alix was made duchess.

Eleanor died in 1241, still a prisoner at Corfe Castle, and was buried at Amesbury Abbey.

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Eleanor of Brittany的年谱

Bristol Castle, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Amesbury Convent,Wiltshire